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A Free  Dental CE Webinar  hosted by Dental CE Academy

Scroll below for course description and instructions


TITLE: Tooth Adornment:  History and Current Perspectives


CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 010 Basic Sciences; Dental Materials

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Home Study | Recorded April 11, 2024| Review April 30, 2025

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser


  1. Watch the above recorded lecture. Do not fast forward, you may pause and resume at your own pace.

  2. Tap Here to Download the Handout

  3. Tap Here the to Complete the Quiz for CE Credit   *Disregard red banner at top of screen.

  4. Tap Here to request assistance with CE credit

  5. CE credit verification will be sent to you from Dental CE Academy, within 1 minute of successful quiz completion. Verify the email you entered is correct. Be sure to check spam/junk/promotions folders. 


Tooth Adornment has existed for nearly 5000 years from antiquity to today's pop culture. Learn how the mouth has

symbolically represented power, marriage, status, grief since times of antiquity and to the modern age. 

This continuing education webinar will assess the history of tooth adornment in dentistry, evidence based studies, and the ways dentistry has aligned with growing trends in the area of ceramics, dental "enhancements" such as "bling", patient preferences and indications.


  • Review tooth adornment in dentistry from an historical perspective

  • Discuss Old School Gold Restorations as the New Fashion Statement

  • Recognize Trends of  Bling, Tooth Jewelry

  • Discuss metal sensitivity, contraindications, and patient preferences

  • Know the cons of DIY cosmetic dentistry

About the Speaker: 









Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics®. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on National Public Radio. 


This course receives educational support from Noble Metal Refining. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer and an employee of Dental CE Academy. She has not received a speaker's  honorarium. She declares no financial relationship with the sponsor. For written documentation contact

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company Virtual Dontics®.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinician experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

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